When a permanent tooth is knocked out of your mouth, it may be possible to save the tooth and replant it in the mouth if action is taken quickly. The sooner you see an oral surgeon, the greater chance of success for a replanted tooth. When a tooth is knocked out, the following steps should be taken:
- Pick up the tooth by the crown, without touching the roots
- Place the tooth in salt water or milk to transport it
- Do NOT touch the roots or wipe any dirt off the tooth. Wiping the tooth may dislodge important ligament structures that are key to replanting the tooth
- Call our Penrith clinic as quickly as possible on 02 4721 8838
What should I do if my tooth is knocked out?